Fort George Brewery of Astoria, Oregon continues its impressive expansion efforts. A year ago, we reported about their initial growth from an 8-barrel brewery to a 30-barrel one that involved adding more than 40,000 square feet to their downtown property.
Now with more space to grow into and a bottling and packaging line, Fort George has begun putting forth more brands to not only Clatsop County and the Portland area, but they have pushed into the Washington market as well. In recent weeks they’ve added two 120-barrel fermentors and one 120-barrel brite tank from Metalcraft Fabrication in Portland, tripling capacity in their production facility.
Thanks to all of their hard work, Fort George will be adding two new flavors to their canned beer lineup that already includes Vortex IPA, 1811 Pre-Prohibition Lager, and Cavatica Stout. In February Sunrise Oatmeal Pale Ale will become available in 16-ounce tallboys, and later in April, their popular Quick Wit will also become commercially available in cans.
Fort George has also begun construction for expansion of their restaurant, although this is about a year out. Fort George’s Tim Ensign says “We have started construction on the second story above the current Fort George restaurant; the new space will more than double the current space.”
Stout Month and other Events
Once again, Fort George Brewery will declare the month of February as “Stout Month.”